The greatest theme music in the history of man?

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PatchAdamz
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4676 posts since 13 Nov, 2012

Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 pm

Paris Texas - Ry Cooder

Copied by many Film/Soundtrack musicians.
(Especially the Breaking Bad theme)

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Harry_HH
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3674 posts since 4 Aug, 2006 from Helsinki

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Post Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:43 pm

PatchAdamz wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Paris Texas - Ry Cooder

Copied by many Film/Soundtrack musicians.
(Especially the Breaking Bad theme)
This film was a real landmark, in many sense. Harry Dean Stanton was incredible. And, ”Roxanne, you don’t have to put the red light on...”.

rp314
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2414 posts since 25 Mar, 2006 from The city by the bay

Re: The greatest theme music in the history of man?

Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 2:55 pm

aMUSEd wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:02 pm
SteveWZ wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:00 pm
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (theme)
Ennio Morricone
My favourite Morricone theme by far was the one he did for 'Days of Heaven' - so beautiful.
Over the years I've tried to track down as many of the lesser known films whose themes somehow got onto various Morricone anthologies. Such as
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKu70ed0NbA

He was very prolific, especially during that golden age, and not all the films he scored would now be considered "masterpieces" but for some of us the search still goes on... :hihi:

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cthonophonic
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Post Thu Jan 24, 2019 4:27 pm

Speaking of lesser-known Morricone, I like this one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZDkePQOGiY
Kind of an atmospheric slow burn and probably too long to put on a "best of," but it's still a great memorable theme. Never did see the movie...

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PatchAdamz
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Post Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:12 am

Harry_HH wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:43 pm
PatchAdamz wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Paris Texas - Ry Cooder

Copied by many Film/Soundtrack musicians.
(Especially the Breaking Bad theme)
This film was a real landmark, in many sense. Harry Dean Stanton was incredible. And, ”Roxanne, you don’t have to put the red light on...”.
I agree, Harry Dean Stanton was great.
On the soundtrack he also did the lead vocals on one of the tunes.
Beautifully sung in Spanish.

Here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lBSidn2tNEo

rp314
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Post Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:42 pm


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3062 posts since 16 Jan, 2005 from Ottawa, Ontario

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Post Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:18 pm

Shawshank Redemption and Gladiator for overall film and musical meld and emotion.

Dragon: Bruce Lee Story and Rocky for 'moment of triumph'.

https://youtu.be/8CHCDoDnEugow to Train Your Dragon for best in animation.

Star Wars for obnoxiously epic everwhere.

Gattaca for impact. Its like a very small orchestra and sounds very personable sometimes.

Heat 1995 - For knowing when NOT to put music - the gun battle is stil tthe best ever IMO

Pretty much everything by Tan Dun.

rp314
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Vortifex
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Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:04 pm

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aMUSEd
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30931 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 4:13 pm

rp314 wrote:
Fri Feb 01, 2019 2:10 pm
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SbuDh75IIxM
Yeah one of the greatest endings in scifi

Dasheesh
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3461 posts since 22 Nov, 2012

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Post Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:19 pm

OH MY GOD! totally forgot about this one! was one of my favorites when I was a youngn'.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XQL0h2TNJG0

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vurt
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47120 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:36 am

more.

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telecode
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628 posts since 24 Mar, 2015 from Toronto, Canada

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Post Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:51 am

PatchAdamz wrote:
Fri Jan 25, 2019 2:12 am
Harry_HH wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:43 pm
PatchAdamz wrote:
Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:20 pm
Paris Texas - Ry Cooder

Copied by many Film/Soundtrack musicians.
(Especially the Breaking Bad theme)
This film was a real landmark, in many sense. Harry Dean Stanton was incredible. And, ”Roxanne, you don’t have to put the red light on...”.
I agree, Harry Dean Stanton was great.
On the soundtrack he also did the lead vocals on one of the tunes.
Beautifully sung in Spanish.
^^ Actually I am a very big Cooder fan and heavily into his soundtrack work. Rhino recently released a box set of all his soundtracks. Quite a few that were out of print titles for a long time, such as Alamo Bay. I had most of them on LP long time ago until I gave them all away. Anyways, one heavily under appreciated one is the soundtrack to Johnny Handsome from the early 90s. It's a case where the soundtrack is far superior to the actual file itself. Cooder mixed Cajun with Tex-Mex stylings and used a lot synths that were to show up much more prominently in his later soundtracks for Trespass and Last Man Standing. I am still hanging around waiting to see if anyone anywhere in Los Angeles film industry find or digs up the tapes for Southern Comfort and The Border soundtracks. They mysteriously disappeared.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RnSx65qFdXY
Just a keep on a goin' a forward, without a single ounce of fear

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rp314
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Post Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:06 pm

vurt wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:36 am
more.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HCJHpWH8x0

:D

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aMUSEd
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30931 posts since 14 Sep, 2002 from In teh net

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Post Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:18 pm

Never actually seen the movie

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